Board of Trustees
- Twice per month on Tuesday evenings
- Village Municipal Office Building
2 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
The public is invited to attend all meetings, and may address the board or ask questions during a special public to be heard section at the beginning of each meeting.
The Trustees may hold special meetings to develop budgets, deal with personnel or contractual issues, or to extend public information sessions. All Trustee meetings are warned in advance. Official warnings appear on announcement boards in the lobbies of the Village Office and the Brownell Library. Meeting warnings are also posted on this website.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Watch Meetings on Television or Online
Trustees meetings are videotaped by Channel 17/Town Meeting Television and broadcast several times during the week after the meeting. The taped sessions are also viewable online anytime on the Channel 17 website or you can stream the meetings live.
About the Trustees
The Essex Junction Trustees is the governing, legislative body for the Municipality of the Village of Essex Junction. The five-member board is elected at large within the Village. After each Annual Meeting, one of the Trustees is elected by the other Trustees to the office of Village President. The Village President is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and presides at the Trustee meetings. The three-year terms of the Trustees are staggered to provide continuity.
Questions, Concerns, & Suggestions
The Village Trustees welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions. Please be aware that the Trustees are not able to respond to emails as a group. If you send an email to all five Trustees, it is mostly likely you will receive a response from only one Trustee. This is because there are laws that prevent elected officials from conducting business outside of a public meeting. Responding to a group email is an example of this.
If you wish to discuss a concern with the entire Board of Trustees, the best way to do this is either to contact the Village Manager to have your concern placed on an upcoming meeting agenda, or to attend a Board of Trustees meeting and address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.
Getting an Item on a Meeting Agenda
To put an item on a Board agenda, call the Village office at 802-878-6944 and speak to either Tammy Getchell or Unified Manager Evan Teich. To speak to the Board of Trustees at a meeting, be there when the meeting starts (usually at 6:30 p.m.) Immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance, the Village President will ask the audience if anyone wants to speak about something that isn't on the agenda. That's when you can bring up your concern.
Summary of Last Meeting
The Village Trustees met on Tuesday, July 9. Meeting highlights include:
- Public to be heard.
- The Trustees held a public hearing on Fiscal Year 2020 water rates.
- The Trustees adopted the Fiscal Year 2020 utility rates.
- The Trustees adjusted the Fiscal Year 2020 water fund revenue budget to account for adjustments in large user water sales.
- The Trustees approved a revision to the employee personnel regulations relating to travel reimbursements.
- The Trustees approved the consent agenda, which included the appointment of Kittell, Branagan and Sargent to perform the 2019 audit, a banner request, minutes approval, and check warrants.